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2012-12-25 04:58:23 AM
Cool , but I doubt we'll see those any time soon.
 
2012-12-25 04:59:12 AM
I like the off road tire and magnetic tire, but I believe there are some serious challenges ahead before either will see the light of day. The other two seem doable with today's technology, especially the hybrid.
 
2012-12-25 07:38:14 AM
The future of how to get people to watch an advertisement.
 
2012-12-25 09:09:42 AM
sponsored link?
 
2012-12-25 10:11:13 AM
Probably see those about the same time we see computer auto-pilots.

Still pretty sweet for us geeks who love to design futuristic cars in our heads.
 
2012-12-25 10:20:38 AM
I WANT THE TILTREAD NAO!!!!!!


The offroad one would look pretty badass on my WRX as well.
 
2012-12-25 10:25:54 AM
Only the eMembrane one is feasible. Others are pie in the sky. Have fun with trying maglev on city streets.
 
2012-12-25 10:53:13 AM
Oh cool! More expensive tires that will still wear out at 30,000 miles.
 
2012-12-25 10:55:27 AM
Most of those look like there'd be quite a bit of unsprung weight and rotational inertia to deal with.
 
2012-12-25 10:57:59 AM
As a computer graphics mid-term project I give that an A-
/the sound and image didn't link up like that one ball bouncing vid.
 
2012-12-25 11:14:02 AM
Uuuuh, I think I'll stick with the Bridgestones, thanks.
 
2012-12-25 11:34:27 AM
Those mag lev tires seem like a good idea until you put some lateral force on your car. Say, like going through a turn... Bye bye tire!

That tilty tire seems like a good idea until something like grit sticks the tires in a tilted orientation. I didn't want to drive in a straight line anyway...

I didn't really understand what the concept was behind the tire with the LED's on the side. Maximum traction! Ok, sure. But how?

The off-road tire was nice, but that's a lot of moving parts = expensive.
 
2012-12-25 11:51:12 AM
www.aero-news.net

/Moar pressure pleeze
 
2012-12-25 12:03:33 PM
GIMME DAT!

I especially like how they showed the mag-lev tires going right over speed bumps without slowing down. It's like "FARK YOU SCHOOL ZONES!!! I'LL RUN OVER ALL THE PEDESTRIANS I WANT!"

Think of it, you could finally run over people, leave the scene, and honestly claim you didn't notice.
 
2012-12-25 12:08:00 PM
Call me when we can get mecanum wheels for my car.
 
2012-12-25 12:18:48 PM

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Uuuuh, I think I'll stick with the Bridgestones, thanks.


Do you have car or truck tires? We've had 2 set of Duelers that came oem and had very bad luck with them. Cupping problems on both began at 20.000 and both were dealer serviced. I've talked to other owners and different dealers and they all have the same story that the tire doesn't match the vehicle.That didn't make much sense to me, but it really does seem to be the case.

Anyhow these tires seem cool, but they have to be far down the road. I'm wonderiing if they plan on manufacturing and selling the rim, or I guess mechanism is a better word, and you have to buy them together? Like the tire is made to the rim and you bolt the entire thing on? If that's the future I hope it's a long way off.
 
2012-12-25 12:35:46 PM
The Deliverator is unimpressed.
 
2012-12-25 12:46:07 PM

dejavoodoo64: Do you have car or truck tires?


Car. I don't have a truck.
 
2012-12-25 12:49:43 PM
I'm just a layman here but ... isn't this more of a "wheel" technology than a "tire" technology?
 
2012-12-25 12:50:06 PM

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Uuuuh, I think I'll stick with the Bridgestones, thanks.


Same here. I like my Revos....and my E6s.....
 
2012-12-25 12:56:53 PM

StopLurkListen: I'm just a layman here but ... isn't this more of a "wheel" technology than a "tire" technology?


Its actually both. I don't see any of this stuff any time soon.
 
2012-12-25 01:08:14 PM
The future is...way to get AdBlocked,
 
2012-12-25 01:17:50 PM
I don't see those plow through 8" of snow at 6am.
 
2012-12-25 02:46:05 PM
I'll never live long enough to see cool stuff like that. /sigh
 
2012-12-25 04:06:40 PM
WE HATES AUTOPLAY VIDEO PRECIOUS!!!!! HATES IT!!!!!
 
2012-12-25 04:21:17 PM

Death Eats a Cracker: Oh cool! More expensive tires that will still wear out at 30,000 miles.


My Dunlops have lasted me 31K miles so far, and I haven't been easy on them. There's no cracking and the tread is still almost as thick as new.

Link

And they're rated for my max speed of 145.
 
2012-12-25 05:40:08 PM

Girion47: Death Eats a Cracker: Oh cool! More expensive tires that will still wear out at 30,000 miles.

My Dunlops have lasted me 31K miles so far, and I haven't been easy on them. There's no cracking and the tread is still almost as thick as new.

Link

And they're rated for my max speed of 145.


I really liked the Dunlop SP Sports I had on my last car. Unlike the Goodyear run flats that came on my current car. I replaced them with Continentals that are so much better.
 
2012-12-25 06:12:28 PM

Girion47: Death Eats a Cracker: Oh cool! More expensive tires that will still wear out at 30,000 miles.

My Dunlops have lasted me 31K miles so far, and I haven't been easy on them. There's no cracking and the tread is still almost as thick as new.

Link

And they're rated for my max speed of 145.


You must maintain a proper tire pressure or something. Weirdo.
 
2012-12-25 06:50:58 PM
Flash is so '90s
 
2012-12-25 07:22:33 PM

Honest Bender: Those mag lev tires seem like a good idea until you put some lateral force on your car. Say, like going through a turn... Bye bye tire!

That tilty tire seems like a good idea until something like grit sticks the tires in a tilted orientation. I didn't want to drive in a straight line anyway...

I didn't really understand what the concept was behind the tire with the LED's on the side. Maximum traction! Ok, sure. But how?

The off-road tire was nice, but that's a lot of moving parts = expensive.


All of these, I think.  Still as unclear about the hybrid tires as you are.
 
2012-12-25 07:43:12 PM
If these were real, I would want. The hybrid one especially.
 
2012-12-25 07:51:37 PM

dennysgod: I don't see those plow through 8" of snow at 6am.


I think that slush would kill them all. imagine what would happen if snow and grit melted all over those moving parts and then refroze!
 
2012-12-25 07:56:29 PM
call me when they have proof of concepts.
 
2012-12-25 08:12:36 PM

Girion47: Death Eats a Cracker: Oh cool! More expensive tires that will still wear out at 30,000 miles.

My Dunlops have lasted me 31K miles so far, and I haven't been easy on them. There's no cracking and the tread is still almost as thick as new.

Link

And they're rated for my max speed of 145.


Ditto here, Dunlops were recommended by my local dealer (it was a Goodyear shop, too-they could have tried to upsell me to the Goodyears, but with my price point and urban driving needs, they recommeded Dunlops). 30,000+ and going strong.
 
2012-12-25 09:37:21 PM
Magnetic wheels? Awesome!

ts3.mm.bing.net
 
2012-12-25 09:59:53 PM

If a car can maglev tires, why not just let the car maglev off the road, or better, let the road maglev car?


(Thanks for the Snow Crash reference, pudding7)


While Hankook is masturbating it's graphics, Michelin is working on "tweels"


www.crappie.com

 
2012-12-25 10:01:14 PM
I have always been a Continental fan myself, but without actually doing research I have a bad feeling about how they are doing as a company. This winter I had to replace a snow tire i bought last winter (ExtremeWinterContact) and everyone was out of stock on the tire and a few places said they cut back on manufacturing this year and that is why.

/Conti ExtremeContact DW in the summer
//Conti ExtremeWinterContact in the winter
///Quite pleased with both
 
2012-12-25 10:07:31 PM

Loki009: I have always been a Continental fan myself, but without actually doing research I have a bad feeling about how they are doing as a company. This winter I had to replace a snow tire i bought last winter (ExtremeWinterContact) and everyone was out of stock on the tire and a few places said they cut back on manufacturing this year and that is why.

/Conti ExtremeContact DW in the summer
//Conti ExtremeWinterContact in the winter
///Quite pleased with both


I run my Dunlop Sports from March-November. Dec-February I'm running Dunlop Wintersport Tires, I got them with some 06 WRX wheels, they had about 5k miles on them when I bought them, they're unshakable so far.
 
2012-12-25 10:08:01 PM
The off road tire looks like it would pick up large rocks and either fling them away at high velocity or keep them stuck and cause damaging vibration from the eccentric rotation.
 
2012-12-25 11:53:32 PM
Make cars drive themselves first, then come out with fancy shiat that makes the ride unnoticeable to the lazy good for nothing kids of the future.
 
2012-12-26 12:29:20 AM
Jaws_Victim
Make cars drive themselves first, then come out with fancy shiat that makes the ride unnoticeable to the lazy good for nothing kids of the future.


We have cars that drive themselves
They are called "trains"

//keep ur google car out of my way
 
2012-12-26 12:38:48 AM
Coming never to any car you'll see outside of a showroom or tightly controlled test track.
 
2012-12-26 12:41:39 AM

Honest Bender: The off-road tire was nice, but that's a lot of moving parts = expensive.


That's part of the combination needed to win those lucrative US military contracts. The other part is paying off lobbyists and budget committee members.
 
2012-12-26 12:49:57 AM
motores.com.py
 
2012-12-26 01:01:32 AM
i562.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-26 01:49:30 AM
I doubt most of those would ever come to pass or even be necessary.  A tire that splits in three when you corner?  Unless you drive a formula one car you're never going to be cornering fast enough for something like that to even make a difference.

That hybrid tire seems like a bad idea too, I doubt the technology will ever be able to react in the split second it takes for you to swerve to avoid something in the road.  Only having 2 inches of tire touching the road is never a good thing.

They look like something that came out of the mind of Hollywood rather than engineers.
 
2012-12-26 02:33:13 AM
WTF is a Hankook? Is this weird Korean bastardization of Hancock?
 
2012-12-26 02:56:51 AM

Captain_Ballbeard: WTF is a Hankook? Is this weird Korean bastardization of Hancock?


No, you're thinking of Hangook.
 
2012-12-26 03:45:09 AM
About the MagTrack: Great, until you corner and the wheel comes off the "Rim" at the slightest sideways pressure.

About the offroad tire: Awesome, until you hit a bump just a little too hard, and damage the rim from which the segments fold.

About the Hybrid tire: Cool, so less of it touches the road... Lemme know how that works with, you know, Braking.

About the Sport tire: So you have three separate tires? Are they freewheeling independent of each other? No? Good luck setting up a functioning linkage. Yes? Great, so with each wheel well getting one brake disc, it'll only be on one of the three tires. Which reduces your traction contact with the road when braking to 1/3rd.

This looks a lot to me like someone's shiatty Maya project for school, or one of those "Come up with a half cocked invention idea" contests that some schools put on and reward for Creativity, as opposed to "Will it actually work". Like that stupid "Gel in the Wall Refrigerator" that was going around for a while.
 
2012-12-26 04:52:49 AM

Captain_Ballbeard: WTF is a Hankook? Is this weird Korean bastardization of Hancock?


Hate to burst the bubble, but it basically means Korean Tire in the language.
 
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